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>>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. sharing lessons from afghanistan to help cash strapped members preserve capabilities. plus, cane's former defense minister on the future of afghanistan. bullet first, rising tensions in the east china sea, where china has extended its air defense identification zone to overlap territory long claimed by japan, south korea and taiwan. vice president joe biden has urged restraint and encouraged all parties to resolve their territorial claims peacefully. during a three-day swing through the region. and washington has said that the u.s. military will continue operating normally, refusing chinese calls for identification. but washington has also instructed civil airliners to follow beijing's new guidelines for the sake of safety. china has made the move to assert its claims over on the unpopulated islands, administered by japan, to force japan to back down, beijing has ratcheted up air and sea patrols and tokyo responded in kind of here to talk to us about china's aim and what is next are two leading asia analyst, bonnie g
is gearing up to carry china's recent move to expand its air defense at all a person up its own as soon as tuesday. the new air defence zone will cover more of chris outlying islands and also an ocean research station. connie lee has more plans to meet rob kearney as the air defense identification zone. he can be finalized by tuesday. and it comes after sunday's national security policy the name of the officials and ruling party lawmakers on their money trying to attain and new air defense down and expansion of korea's own airspace in the east tennessee. government officials declined to reveal what was discussed during the meeting led by national security adviser to junsu they said progress was me korea is now considering expanding the east perth or south to not only country in tow which is covered by a ten at japan's defense announced but also the southern islands of monaco and brutal. korea has already axed pain and to redraw its air defence but his request was turned down flat. in a new lead to careers the sixteen s in a tent to meet strong claims over disputed islands in the train i
succession process also as a vice chairman. at full control of the national defense commission the state's most powerful party. so why the sudden falling out although there are no clear answers the general consensus among political analysts is that he was filled with mr in a power struggle with vice marshal at him and for telling a major shift in north korea's power structure. today is probably one of the four members of the decision making the stadium at the central committee workers' party and vice chairman of the party central military commission south korean officials present. given the gravity of the matter back to tillman is behind all this. according to seoul's national intelligence service skin is breaking awarded the executions and feverish week conducting so called ideology execution fine we'll see. the sudden change. the government is now keeping a keen eye on north korea's internal complexity and in the us. and for extra steak and tongs remove all and execution of his associates. we are doing lines on the phone with dr fong and thick director of center for foreign policy at t
peasant eugene paying the exchange views on china's recent announcement of its air defense identification zone i report on call has been closely following this visit and has this report. joe biden speaking the chinese call is filled with smiles and handshakes. but disagreements over china's announcement of an air defense identification zone are still widespread. biden said he was very direct present she jumped in. less firm than china's recent and sudden announced the establishment of new air defense identification zone has to state the obvious cause significant apprehension in the region see james dean calls for us to respect china's core interests and says the two countries should maintain what he calls the crack direction of the sino us relations. on sunday. china has set up the east china sea eric and i can put the case in style. how often the tournament needs of self defense in accordance with international law. japan and the united states should respond to read of the issues in an object at the fair manner. secondly as i pointed out earlier in the country has unilaterally change the
chairmanship of the powerful national defense commission is an antique injury. she's the sister of late vedic in jiangxi oh the father of john on the couple is considered supporters of the younger can it is time now for the latest in and is this news as the once famous for powering the american auto industry is now in progress the mayor of detroit says the city's finances are out of his control. i had to turn just now from the businesses that we've heard from him earlier this year to get this is the chance to strike after we heard from a night this summer when he filed for bankruptcy protection. and we're now learning that it has been granted and a us federal judge has declared that detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection and it's now the largest city in the u s history to go bankrupt. the judge ruled on tuesday that the city is able to provide services and pay its bills. the ruling paves the way for detroit to have a fresh start under court supervision. the child in july filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors with debts of eighteen billion dollars. city leaders say they'll dro
and seoul to talk about china's newly established air defense identification zone. i didn't sit down on tuesday with japanese prime minister shinzo abe's called the zone very dangerous. chinese defence ministry officials announced last month that they had set up is down a chemist a large part of the east china sea and includes the islands the japanese control the chinese and taiwanese frame. biting my head to china after he leaves to pad the vice president will meet on wednesday with the president's xi jim king and other chinese leaders analysts say biden is starting his thick asian tour in japan to highlight the decades old the us japan alliance and to quote meat of response to china. it traveled to south korea later this week. us readers who responded quickly to china smeared it with those words and actions. top officials and criticize the chinese for trying to change the status quo in the asia pacific and many are rather and military commanders and a b fifty two bombers decline of the day air defense identification zone out. a strong message to authorities in beijing that the oper
much for joining us. >>> now south korea has announced an expansion of the air defense zone overlapping a similar area recently declared by beijing. the expanded air space takes in two islands and other disputed territorie territories. we have more from seoul. >> reporter: south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air, but they're over disputed areas of land and see. this is a submerged rocky reef with a scientific research station and under its very obvious de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of the exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its right in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this zone increases air space over the waters. >> reporter: seoul's move is two weeks after china's surprise extension of the air defense identification zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan. the new korean zone extending deepe
tour as leaders in the region voice concern about china's air defense identification zone. >>> anti-government protesters in thailand are calling for a nationwide strike as they increase pressure on the prime minister to step down. >>> and belgians with a deep affection for haiku have found a unique way to send their poetry back to its birthplace. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden will soon get off a plane in the japanese capital and step into a dispute that's increased the friction between neighbors in this region. he'll be meeting leaders in tokyo, beijing and seoul to talk about china's newly established air defense identification zone. biden will sit down on tuesday with prime minister shinzo abe. abe has called the zone very dangerous. chinese defense ministry officials announced last month they'd set up the zone. it covers a large part of the east china sea. and includes islands the japanese control, but the chinese and taiwanese claim. biden will head to china after he leaves japan. the vice president will meet on wednesday with president xi jinping and other chinese leaders.
say they stand united in their response to china's newly declared air defense zone. >>> protests in thailand have police trying another way to calm demonstrators. they've let the people into their headquarters and the prime minister's office. >>> a young american woman killed in the march 11 disaster wished to be a bridge between japan and the u.s. now her parents are working to keep that dream alive. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says his country will stand by japan in the face of a new dispute involving china. he just wrapped up a meeting with prime minister shinzo abe. the leaders shared ideas on how to approach chinese authorities following their air defense identification zone over the east china sea. >> translator: we confirmed that japan and the united states will not tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. we also agree our countries will continue to work closely together to deal with the matter base on the strong u.s./japan relationships. >> translator: the united states has an interest in lowering tensions in this vital region, as i believe a
at least spells out some rules of work for the farm air defense identification zone established ese that the japanese have. it's not new and been around for a long time. of the me some sense background here or your take on the background here. you described the region being you ot at the moment and said the chinese have upped the ante. why now? well, i would say that there are transitional politics that into. this the new leader of china is now finishing his first year in office. critical whenr is alley at radition chinese views into power. consolidatinginue his power base which continues army ande's liberation he communist party of china, eighty million members strong and grandson's and grand daughters of the revolutionary elite. you have a an similar set of politics playing with a relatively new to power prime minister. ou have the reality of transitional politics which likely are playing some role in all of this. second, you have beijing under some new creating bureaucratic dynamics. establishing a new national no doubt ounsel which is ruffling some feathers with the military w
with china's defense zone. i'm barbara sara in london, hundreds of thousands of ucrannians, surrounded by lines of riot police. and keeping an eye on grandma. it is sweden's elderly. >>> and coming up in sports. did you miss that? the 50th anniversary of the instant replay. coming up a little bit later. >>> hello. france says calm has now returned to the capital of central african republic. french soldiers are pressing deeper into the country. thousands more international soldiers are on their way. in the african union has 2500 personnel there. now with the au, is bringing its force to 6,000. french troops had already committed 12 soldiers. that brings its total to 2500. france president francois lowland. >> who let things happen. >> has the report on the situation in the capitol ban gui. you may find some images in this report disturbing. >> french soldiers on foot patrol in banghi. welcomed by many. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. but at the moment, there's no food or medicine. but there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between
defense zone over islands that tokyo also claims. he said the u.s. is "deeply concerned." the vice president travels to china tomorrow. we'll focus on what's fueling the tensions in the east china sea later in the program. protests eased today in thailand as the prime minister ordered police to avoid new confrontations with demonstrators demanding her ouster. days of violence had left four people dead and more than 250 hurt. we have a report from jonathan sparks of independent television news in bangkok. >> reporter: for three days, anti-government protestors and thai police waged war in the center of bangkok. today, however, the barricades came down and the two sides shook hands. flowers were exchanged and tears were shed, and the police got out of the way. the protestors tried to take this government complex by force. this morning, however, they simply walked in. >> ( translated ): i think we've won. it feels like victory. i think we've 90% won it now. >> reporter: but there was a problem: the protestors may have occupied the lawn outside the prime minister's office, but yingluck
at the metropolitan police bureau way. the first line of defense is fine but much concrete barriers protest as many training to race yesterday today and look back and to finish the job we saw much of each track riding into these concrete barriers but that didn't succeed. now police are firing non stop around to see a cast of projects this one a tenant of course it being used and when we went that we heard what sounded like a very nice explosion the curtain from what it was and we dined really had the throw at it also reports that the police has intensified efforts to stop protests tears and started using rubber bullets as well i've now as i said before they met. there is too isolated areas with flashes of going on at the metropolitan police bureau and government house many schools and universities. i placed that business is operating as seen as usual and in other parts of the shady life goes on all the more credit than today rich had around the capital outflows to attend so they on very isolated areas away from any of the tourist hot spots right and sad to see the prom prom is the national mall jus
declared an air defense identification zone that covers the site. now south korea has extended its air defence oh two included as well. japan's air defense own also covers the sole control brought the research station is at the center of a simmering territorial dispute we don't believe this will significantly impact our relationships with china and with that and i'm so hip and as we try to work for peace and cooperation in west asia into. so did john chinese unilateral declaration angered seoul and tokyo. both governments have refused to recognize the move. korean and japanese aircraft or ignoring these things demands to identify themselves when flying to chinese to clear defense own. the united states has sent one of its aircraft carriers the uss george washington into the region. the us state department is calling on all sides to pursue action in a responsible fashion. there is more at stake than control over your toe island the dispute will also establish a new regional balance of power international peacekeeping forces in the central african republic on high and that following rece
to january peace talks in geneva, switzerland, defense department officials say the administration is trying to build support for the conference and trying to determine whether the u.s. can partner with islamists. >> it's worth knowing whether these groups have any intent whatsoever to be moderate and inclusive or whether they are from the start intend to be radical. >> if this is all going to come to some kind of a diplomatic solution, then all parties involved are going to have to be represented some way. >> reporter: critics say the direct talks are more confirmation that the administration knows al qaeda is gaining ground in syria because the groups are better funded, better armed and battle hardened. independent analysts have reported that nearly half of the rebel fighters are now aligned with hard line groups or the jihadist cause. >> catherine, thank you. more on this with the panel. just seconds ago as casey was wrapping up his report, its a.p. reported that a mexican nuclear official said the stolen container of radioactive material has been found empty. we will continue to follow t
news hour live from london. coming up, dozens killed in an attack on the defense ministry in yemen. >> a call for stability from tie land's king on his 86th burt day. >> claims the u.s. government gathers 5 billion records a day on mobile phone locations. >> the united nations secure council is due to vote this hour on how to deal with the escalating crisis in the central african republic. heavy fighting has broken out in the capital between muslim fighters and christians who support the ousted president. aljazeera has seen at least 25 bodies inside hospital. when rebels took over, they plunged into this situation. >> the forces say they are very much in control of the capital now and they are spaced just outside the main hospital here where the injured and dead are brought. the fighters have told us that more than a thousand militia, the vigilantes, mainly christian militia carried out the attacks this morning have been killed or run away. let's just take a look inside the hospital. you can see the injured people who are being, many mainly by doctors without borders. we have seen
that the two sisters frondly used saatchi credit cards. charles saatchi was asked questions by the defense from e-mails he sent to lawson in october. in that e-mail he writes of her daily drug use, and he says that he allowed the sisters to spend as they liked. he explained to the court at the time he wrote that e-mail, he was very upset, distraught, heartbroken over the breakdown of their marriage. he was simply speculating to the sisters' defense saying that nigella lawson to his knowledge has never used drugs. we have yet to hear from nigella lawson. she's never responded to any of these allegations. she's expected to testify later today, zoraida. >> what a mess. you started out saying this is a p.r. nightmare for nigella. once this trial is over, what's next for her? >> reporter: well, once the trial is over, she is expected to appear during the second season of the abc show "the taste." there also has been media reports of a planned tell-all interview to oprah. but her spokesperson tells me that is simply not going to happen. still remains to be seen the long-term effects of some of the al
at the date on upgrading the self defense force or revising japan's pacifist constitution dead fish in a cctv taken. the death toll in the central philippines after super typhoon high on the snow close to five thousand eight hundred people the destruction by some estimates is in the billions of us dollars. the storm destroyed houses businesses and agriculture and a cctv wannabe low reports even tackle the city's main jail wasn't speeding. there was no home after the storm the streets of hobart. he was a city in shock. people who just lost everything training saluting to survive then came news that inmates diplomacy the two had escaped freezing here in driving thousands out of the city they're close to seven hundred inmates here in a moment to the jail bait a storm came about a hundred sixty of them escape. more than three weeks after the killer typhoon forty eight are still missing authorities say they're working on finding the remaining fugitives even as security remains tight throughout the city. didn't actually take much of an effort to search for those who escaped. many have returned on t
in the east china sea, south korea is expanding its air defense zone in what is seen as a response to a similar move by china. the new zone includes territory that is claimed by both countries. >> at first glance it looks like isoil rig but this platform a research station. it is built on a submerged island 149 kilometers off the korean coast. china calls it suyan. last week they identified a zone that covers the site. now south korea has extended its zone to include it as well. japan's zone also controls the rock. the research station it is at the center of a territorial dispute. >> we do not think it will impact our relationship with china and japan. as we try to work for peace and cooperation. china's declaration angered tokyo. both governments have refused to recognize the move. korean and japanese aircraft are ignoring demands to identify themselves when flying through the did been sent. the united states has sent a carrier, the uss george washington, into the region. the state department is calling on all sides to pursue action in a responsible fashion. or is more at stake th
in tokyo beijing and seoul to talk about china's newly established arab defense identification zone. biden will sit down on tuesday with japanese prime minister shinzo lafayette ave has called the zone very dangerous. chinese defence ministry officials announced last month they set up the cell. it covers a large part of the east china sea and includes islands the japanese controlled but the chinese and taiwanese plane. my dad will have to try to forgive the chicken the vice president will meet on wednesday with pressing she's in pain and other chinese leaders. analysts say biden is starting his six day he shouldn't or in japan to highlight the decades old u s japan alliance and to court in a response to china will travel to south korea later this week. us leaders responded quickly to china's move with both words and actions. top officials criticize the chinese for trying to change the status quo in the asia pacific. and military commander said b fifty two bombers to fly over the air defense identification zone. it sent a strong message to authorities in beijing that the operations of us fo
an expansion of their air defense zone. it over lapt overlaps an area wh beijing. china announced it's new air defense identification zone last month. >> we believe this will not significantly impact our relationship china and japan and we try to work for peace and cooperation in the northeast asia. we have explained our position with other countries and overall they are in agreement. >> people flying through the china zone would have to identify themselves to the chinese and a large part overlaps with japan zone which was already in place and south korea which has b an air defense zone. it's existing boundaries now being moved. and you can see th see at the tp include islands and disputed by china. let's go to harry forcet from seoul. this is in spodges response to t china did. that move was seen as a direct confrontation with japan over the islands. but it also includes the new chinese zone su submerged reef n south korea which is defacto under the control of seoul. there is a scientific research station and a south korean heli pad there. and for sometime south korea wanted to extend their d
reached levels not seen in years. >> south korea raised the stakes expand its air defense zone. it follows a move by china. the south ean and chinese areas overlap. japan says they'll talk with their neighbours about access. >> it's a direct response to china's extension of its air zone. that extension overlaps seen's air defense zone and pertinently japan's one. china and japan over the island. that's an area includeing a reef. there is a south korean scientific research station built on that, it has a helipad on it and is under de facto south korean control. because of an accident in history when the americans drew the air defense zone, it didn't include that area or two other south korean islands which are not under dispute. this is an opportunity for south korea to right what many are surprised to see was the current situation and extend its own zone further south, allowing an ease of the military operation. the seen government making it clear that it is doing things in a different way to beijing, saying it consulting with its neighbours and with the u.s. >> the french president issued
that both parties want to avoid if they can. to reduce it, republicans want to cut the defense cuts from $17 billion in the plan down to just $3 billion next year while democrats want to restore some medical research money and some money for about $38 billion in additional spending over that 8967 figure you see -- 967 figure you see at the top, most of it with cuts to health care and as well as the sale of some broadcast spectrum. jenna? jenna: now that we can all look forward to friday the 13th, carl, what are the chances that a deal will actually be passed before the break? >> reporter: well, their deadline revealed is friday the 13th. if you look at the calendar, there are five weeks before january 15th when the government will shut down if it's not properly funded. the senate's still on thanksgiving break from last week or a week and a half ago, and in the four weeks, five weeks that are there, take out holidays and weekends, and there's really only five days, five days when the senate and house are simultaneously in the capitol to craft these deals. the funding of the government's not t
, chinese defense officials issued a statement reaffirming the military claim on the area. >> protesters in thailand are cleaning up the mess, hoping to tidy up the streets. a leader said demonstrations would be suspended out of respect for the king, but would resume for the ceremony honouring him. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> it's music to their ears, professional musicians getting health insurance for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >
to diffuse attention. they announce an air defense zone, the u.s. saying a unilateral move that could lead to a wider conflict between these two economic power houses. biden will have to walk a tight rope in pressuring the chinese to dial back some of the rhetoric but also can't push too far. it's unlikely they'll go away from this zone, which they announced around two weeks ago. michaela? >> david, important meetings to be sure. thank you. the white house is prepared to negotiate a limited nuclear enrichment program for iran as long as the country holds up to its end of an international deal to curtail it's nuclear capabilities under rigorous global monitoring. the white house cautioned the program applies only to the nation's peaceful energy needs. the statement comes days after iranian president hassan rouhani announced to plan to go ahead with the program. >>> witnesses say a pair crashed into one another, about 300 feet up, collapsing their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the ground. a third skydiver was injured but there's no word about the exact type of injuries sustained.
there's some room for some cuts in the defense budget. not too much unfortunately. we live in a very shaky neighborhood it's very detailed. in this god is in the details. >> the federal reserve is now saying that this is over and that's causing a great deal of volatility in the markets. how will that impact the israeli market? >> first, foremost, 26, 27% of these exports are to the united states so this is immediate. it's a good thing that we have this separated. i mean, 26% to the united states, 30 something to europe and the rest to the far east and the rest of the world which means we are balancing the way that one area of the world is in trouble or collapsing or the second 2008 is happening, we are better protected against this, but the united states is the biggest sister. whatever happens there influences us. of course, we were following bernanke's policies and we, like the rest of the world, felt he was doing the right things in order to restabilize and bring growth from the american economy. we are benefitting every time the united states economy is doing better. >> when you c
since the crash. the former supervisor and friend came to his defense. >> it was everyday practices for him. >> there's been a tremendous amount of work over the days to clear the tracks. now some commuter services have resumed this morning in this area. charlie, norah. >> all right, jeff thank you. >>> vice president joe biden met with the president of china two hours in beijing longer than expected. biden is calling for trust in the high level face to face talks are china over the self defense zone. >> reporter: the vice president arrived in china today where he continued unexpectedly difficult diplomatic dance. one of his first stops was the u.s. embassy in beijing where he met visa applicants. he spoke candidly with the hundreds lined up. biden reiterated u.s. opposition to china's new air defense zone as he met with japan's prime minister in tokyo tuesday. china's zone overlaps with one policed already by japan which includes air space over islands in the east china sea claimed by both countries. >> this action has raised regional tensions and increased th
created air defense zone that you've established, it's not going to exist for us. >> the president acting adversely to what you're advising, telling the u.s. air carriers to go along with and to provide flight plans and data to the chinese as soon as they created the air defense zone. >> this is the rub that that creates. here you have the japanese looking right down the throats of the japanese who want to dominate in that part of the region, who are contesting some of the islands that the japanese own. the japanese civilian airliners did not recognize the air defense zone. two days later, the united states carriers recognized it and the japanese are throwing up the hands saying what is the united states doing? >> it's a fair question, i think, of our allies. the degree to which we're prepared to protect our interests in the area. it happens that the japanese who administered that zone over decades. there's also substantial crude oil reserves and gas. this is an interest worlthd preserving for the japanese who are, of course, utterly energy independent. >> economically there's been prospe
air defense identification zone which includes the air space over the islands saying foreign airlines must now warn china of their flight plans before entering air space many the east china sea. now, remember, the china/japan rivalry goes back, oh, a thousand years? the japanese see this as a sign of chinese aggression and are furious. this morning in a news conference with japan's prime minister, vice president biden warned that beijing risks a potentially dangerous confrontation with japan and its allies, which, of course, means us. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> anonymously, white house advisers have been more candid. one adviser told -- one adviser to president obama told "the new york times," "it's pretty clear this isn't really about the islands. it's about a desire of some in china to assert themselves that-in ways that until recently they didn't have the military capability to make real.
to defense, trying to drive home the benefits of his health care plan despite its faulty rollout. it's a message he's going to be repeating every day between now and his anticipated holiday break. to the delight of nervous house democrats facing re-election next year. joining me now for our daily fix, chris cillizza, and nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. take it away, you guys. let's talk about what the president is trying to do. peter, you first. >> andrea, between your voice, my leaf blower, and what chris has, this could be an interesting next couple minutes. we're going to do our best to get through it. you heard the focus speaking a short time ago. the focus of his remarks less specific to health care than they were to economic opportunities for all americans right now. the white house and this president believes there's a connection between health care security and between economic security as well for americans. a short time from now, about an hour from now, the president is going to be hosting a youth summit event taking place here at the white house. he's going
not recognize their defense zone. but we have told our own passenger jets to notify the chinese as you fly through it. this is a victory for china by the it's the first stoop a major confrontation. the entire east china sarks including the japanese islands, they claim that taiwan straight and tell the mornings to stay out and they claim the yellow see. and they are pushing against the united states in the western pacific. and the long-term strategy is to drive the united states beyond the first chain of islands. there's no military confrontation immediately. but they are trying to push the americans back and you have a real problem coming down the road. >> he's known him for a number of years. and the 30 years that the price is president spent in the city chairing the foreign relations committee, much of that time served him well in meeting with the leaders of japan and china and china did back down and that is highly unusual that culture for them to have reacted that way. it is going to be a simmering tension. the chinese has gotten more brave. and as long as you can team the tensions at
creation of an air defense identification zone on november 23. it is china's right to create such a zone. it is not a no-fly zone. it is not a zone in which the chinese are necessarily threatening to use force, but it is a zone in which traffic is monitored. thishinese announced basically by attaching some conditions to it. the international aircraft flying into the zone would identify their planes, their path. it was mandatory notification. air defense zones generally speaking did not require mandatory identification unless you are going to the country which has created his own. it was not the creation of the zone that created the problem. it was the conditions the chinese attached to that zone, the mandatory character of them. particular,tates in but other countries, this is a highly traveled air corridor. the fact there were conditions attached to it was very bothersome. the other thing is the chinese created this air defense zone that included airspace over contested islands with japan. inally the modus operandi creating these zones is to negotiate where you have overlapped or contes
, there are standing meetings for the secretary of defense, state, and the treasury this president has, but he meets with other secretaries in one on ones and small groups all the time. i would note that those calendars may never show a meeting i have with the president. i had two yesterday. that is how it works. >> a final question on nelson mandela. what people will be thinking about, when we consider the life of nelson mandela and the challenges that exist in our own country, what lessons can washington learn? i know you had conversations in the white house and what you think the message we can learn is. >> i think the president put it very well yesterday in the remarks he made when he was in south africa earlier this year about the remarkable example that nelson mandela set when he was released from prison and made clear that he would embrace those who jailed him, and he would seek those to help build a south africa that judged every person by his or her character and not by his or her skin color. i think that spirit of reconciliation that the president said yesterday is one that should imbue th
weather is returning. i'll have a look at where we can expect a freeze warning by morning. . >>> defense secretary chuck hagel flies to afghanistan today. the surprise visit and part of his week-long middle east tour, this is video of defense secretary chuck hagel yesterday when he was meeting with american soldiers in bahrain. there he is. the pentagon says he is traveling to afghanistan to thank troops for their service. he does not plan to meet with afghan president karzai who is can currently in a dispute with the white house because he is refusing to sign a security agreement that would allow u.s. troops to stay in afghanistan past 2014. defense secretary chuck hagel announced that the afghan defense minister reassured him that the security deal will be signed in a timely manner. >>> a high school in illinois is making headlines for a controversial new policy that requires students to submit to random alcohol tests. the school is owfd chicago. this fall the private catholic school began weekly alcohol testing. using hair samples the tests can reveal if a student has had more than an
it will one leave apart. is expanding its air defenses zone, adding to regional tensions sparked by beijing similar move. korea's his own covers two islands and a submerged rock. discuss the issue when he visited seoul, beijing, and tokyo. north korea has now confirmed un'swall of kim jong uncle. he was seen closest to the camera. over the weekend, the shot was tighter. this is the second most powerful figure. charged with corruption, drug use, and other antistate acts. fog is forecast once again. conditions have been like this for nearly a week, prompting an orange alert for severe weather. it left her stranded on the side of the road. >> south africa will hold a memorial service for nelson mandela. at least 200,000 people are expected to attend. his body will then lie in state editorial until the middle of the week ahead of sunday's villa. specialrose has a program remembering nelsen mandela were his guests give us his memories and antidotes. >> what was interesting is that they really talked about his politics. people forget he loves ports and boxing. he's to practice boxing in his jail
. people are spending. thatere aeadthrough from , that you switch away from the defensive side of things and play this recovery story through buying cyclical? >> yes. -- global equities, yes, we believe in a cyclical stance. we believe that much of the year in 2014 is likely to be more about cyclicals. in china specifically, there are a number of other risks. we have a neutral view on china and that stems from the fact that there are places that look attractive but also a lack of catalysts. if you look at exports, let's put these in perspective. they beat expectations. consistente really with a tone that we have seen over the last few months, stability rather than acceleration in growth. what the markets are concerned about are the key risks that may come from the policy reform environment. many of the measures from the third plenum are positive. but they do raise some questions on soe's which ought to be part of the index. attractiveat valuation may be a reason to continue holding some chinese equities. what we are struggling to find is a catalyst to drive those up in a big way. the dat
be unemployment attached to eliminating this perk and the director of the defense agency says they've already cut their budget by $700 million since 1993. other military services on the chopping block include the pentagon channel which hosts shows like grill sergeants, a half hour cooking show featuring some of the top chefs as they guide viewers through step by step menu preparation and how to shop there. stars and stripes newspaper may also face cuts along with armed forces radio and television which broadcasts football games and news for service members overseas. their subsidies include 51.6 million dollars for american forces radio and television service, $6.1 for the pentagon channel and $7.8 million for stars and stripes. all of this, some say, a drop in the bucket when you consider what the pentagon is budgeting for fuel for the afghan military alone this year. more than $125 million. and $4 billion it's budgeted to support the afghan military this year alone. but budget hawks say that in the era of costco and sam's club, the commissi commisary may be o they can't afford. jon: thank you. j
stamp program and it could cause a problem for milk. the defense authorization act has to get passed, and unemployment benefits. long term unemployment benefits expired and they need to be renewed. president obama weighed in on that one. >> by the way, christmastime is not the time for congress to tell 1 million that they no lo longer have employment benefits. >> the senate comes in next week so there is still time to negotiate these big-ticket items but there is still the little stuff. and it really runs the gamut. >> one of the big things is the budget. the last time congress had a fight over the budget this past october the government shutdown for 16 days. what are we facing this time? >> reporter: that's right. they made up a budget committee. the power really lies in two people. patty murray, and paul ryan. of course the vice presidential candidate last year. and they're trying to figure out a budget, they have to make their presentation to congress. and then they're trying everything they can to avoid another government shoulddown and there is hope that it leads to some comprom
"worldwide exchange." >>> u.s. defense secretary has thrown his support behind the egyptian interim government's roadmap which came into effect with the toppling of mohammed morsi in july. he met with people over the weekend to discuss u.s./egyptian relations following a suspension of u.s. aid to the country a couple of months ago. hadley has been speaking with the egyptian finance minister as well and joins us from dubai. hi, hadley. >> hey, ross. it's interesting because the secretary of defense may have turned his support behind the interim government. that's yet to translate into the re-establishment of aid, for example, nor has it translated into any investment into egypt, at least in the last couple of months. you saw international investors skeptical of investing in egypt during the morsi government. there was a lot of skepticism an uncertainty. you still have that same kind of uncertainty with the interim government as well. where are they looking? they're looking elsewhere. they're looking to russia. lavrov was visiting russia. there were millions of dollars of investment d
considerations. so for us nuclear weapons have no place whatsoever in our defense. all of us in this region need to unite against a nuclear program that has been a threat to this region. we have all shared this view since 1974, that we need to establish a region free from weapons of destruction in the middle east. the only regime in the middle east that has nuclear and chemical weapons, and diverts international attention from the fact that it is a violator from the mtp and international instruments on weapons of mass destruction, and a violator of the most basic human rights of the palestinians, trying to divert attention from its inhumane policies. >> many wonder what is it that prompted iran to go for the deal. under former president mahmoud ahmadinejad it was a totally different rhetoric - the west is undermining the tenants of the islamic republic of iran. suddenly there's a break through. is it because sanctions were biting into the economy or from a political perspective, architects have been undermined. it was time to show the world. >> in iran we have political elections, popular electi
neighbors by creating an air defense identification zone that extends over japan's senkaku islands which china claims as its territory. what is the u.s. saying about it? >> we the united states are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> let's bring in john hunltsman, the former ambassador to china he will served during the first two years of the obama administration. mr. ambassador, mr. governor, thank you. vice president's language specifically chosen, deeply concerned. is that strong enough? >> well, i think that's appropriate terminology. it was spoken in tokyo where coordinating a lot of what goes on in the region with our ally, japan, and also with korea to some extent is absolutely critical at this point. and the language used was appropriate given the circumstances. now it will all play out in beijing as he meets with the new leader of china who he got to know on a personal level when they were vice presidents together. she served as vice president before becoming president of china. so they have a preexisting relationship.
is voicing the u.s.'s deep concern over china's null declared defense zone over the east china sea. the vice president telling the leader the u.s. will not recognize that zone. >> china's recent and sudden announcement of the establishment of new air defense identification zone has, to state the obvious, caused significant apprehension in the region. i was very direct about our firm position and our expectations in my conversations with president ji. >> both japan and china claim to have sovereignty over that disputed region. >>> according to documents from nsa leaker edward snowden the agency is gathering close to 5 billion records every day on the whereabouts of cell phones worldwide. that means the nsa can track the movements of individuals and map their relationships as well. the agency's database can reportedly store information about hundreds of millions of devices. >>> president obama is turning his attention no to income and equality. he says the federal deficit is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy but he says the gap between the rich and the poor is a
space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this zone includes the air space over iado's waters. >> seuol's move comes two wheys after china's surprise extension of its air identification zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan. it overlaps that of japan. the government in seuol says it won't impose the new rule until december 15th, allowing for consultation with neighbors. we believe this will not significantly impact our relationships with china and with japan as we try to work for peace and cooperation in northeast asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. china release truck driver pictures of military exercises and says it would have nothing to do with mary tierit time jurisdiction. >> south korea has wanted to extend it's air defense zone. it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones
for it. congress had diminished our defenses, so when the attack came they had little ability to put ships at sea during the attack. the result of that is america loses every single battle until june of 1942. and unfortunately, it seems as though we're repeating the ignorance of history. >> as you put it, colonel north, the ignorance on the part of who? >> well, the building right there behind me, because congress was the ones that didn't even pass a draft until the day before the attack on pearl harbor. the congress had gutted the military. they specifically restricted people from going overseas unless they volunteered to do so. today, we have the military that today, they're going along with the obama administration on gutting the best military force that has ever been put together in the history of man. >> considering you and japan are now allies, if the leaders of the two countries were to reflect on this day over coffee or let's say green tea, what do you think their conversation about pearl harbor would incorporate? >> well, i don't think the japanese like to think about pearl
defense identification zone. >> this is a noaa acceptance of china's requirements. >> reporter: the u.s. insists it will continue flying military aircraft through the chinese zone and has begun a long-plan deployment of advance p8 reconnaissance aircraft to japan that can carry torpedos, missiles, bombs and mines. the u.s. is already calling on china not to establish yet another restriction zone and biden arrives in beijing on wednesday to talk to chinese leaders about all of this. michaela? >> thank you for that. >>> let's take a look at the other headlines, beginning with breaking news. firefighters are battling a massive eight-alarm fire in boston. it engulfed a five-story commercial building in the innovation district. the building was reportedly being renovated. there are some reports that the fire got so intense, crews were ordered out of the building. no word on whether anyone was inside when the fire broke out. so far, no reports of injuries. >>> a public health alert in hong kong, the first human case of a new type of bird flu has been reported there after killing dozens in c
over china's new air defense zone around islands that japan also claims. later, in a subdued session with reporters, neither man mentioned the issue. instead, xi emphasized that diplomacy is needed from both the u.s. and china to maintain regional peace. >> ( translated ): both the international situation and the regional landscape are undergoing profound and complex changes. regional hotspot issues keep popping up, and china and the united states shoulder important responsibilities for upholding world peace and stability and promoting human development and progress. >> woodruff: the state-run english newspaper "china daily" was far less diplomatic. in a bluntly worded editorial, it accused the u.s. of casting a blind eye to japanese provocations. the editorial went on to say: "despite trying to present the image of being an impartial mediator, washington has obviously taken japan's side." the european commission has imposed fines of $2.3 billion on major u.s. and european banks, over rigging interest rates. today's announcement named j.p. morgan, citigroup and h.s.b.c., among others
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